ERIC Number: ED198340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Careers. Social Service Occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
"Exploring Careers" is a career education resource program, published in fifteen separate booklets, for junior high school-age students. It provides information about the world of work and offers its readers a way of learning about themselves and relating that information to career choices. The publications aim to build career awareness by means of occupational narratives, evaluative questions, activities, and career games grouped in fourteen occupational clusters. This thirteenth of the series, "Social Service Occupations," presents an overview of jobs in the helping professions, such as counselors and medical social workers. Narrative accounts focus on a Protestant minister and a social worker, describing what they do and how they prepared for their careers. Exploring sections relate skills needed for these occupations to students' personal characteristics, and learning activities such as church volunteer work and participation in organizations like Big Brothers or Big Sisters are suggested. A Job Facts section lists nature and places of work, training and qualifications, and other information for thirteen occupations, grouped in occupational clusters of counseling, clergy, and other social service occupations. ("Exploring Careers" is also available in a single volume of fifteen chapters.) (KC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Clergy, Counselors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Resource Materials, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Services, Social Workers, Work Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
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